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Mentoring Program

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Mentors Needed

Mentoring is intentional and has been proven to make a difference in the lives of young people; encouraging students to realize their self-worth, potential, talents, and dreams. A small time commitment can make a significant impact in a student’s life!

Here are the facts:

  • 59% of mentored teens get better grades
  • 53% students credit mentors with improving their ability to avoid drugs
  • 27% of mentored youth are less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% of mentored students are less likely to skip school
         ~Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mentors are special people committed to making a difference ~ Here's how you can help:

  1. Let us know you are interested! - (See contact information below)
  2. Print & fill-out the Mentor Interest/Match Survey
  3. Meet with the Program Coordinator for an interview & complete application process with an orientation
  4. Commit to meet with students only one-day a week, for 45-minutes on a Tuesday or a Thursday afternoon @ the Deltona Campus of Daytona State College.
  5. Connect, encourage, and invest in the students assisting them to reach their goals!

Mentor Interest/Match Survey

For more information or to let us know of your interest, please contact:

Bonnie Thurman, Ed Services Coordinator at 386-789-7340 or email or
Dr. Dora Giddens, Associate Director at 386-789-7342 or email

Flexible hours for Mentoring are every Tuesday or Thursday afternoon between the hours of 3:30 pm and 6 pm, and on scheduled Saturdays, 9 am to 3 pm.

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Last updated: 2015-09-01T18:39:39.027Z